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We’re bringing you our midweek music video a day early this week, on account of having an amazing new single release to share tomorrow. Be sure to check that out! But stick around right now, and enjoy some great west-coast blues-rock courtesy of Vancouver, BC’s Jason Lane Band.
“Don’t Let The Blues Win” marks the first single from their latest 4-track EP, “Wildcard,” released just a few weeks ago. Check out siblings Jason Lane Amott’s smooth guitar licks, and Chantal Sayers Amott’s soul-filled vocals, rounded out with added guitar work from friend and regular band-mate Alex J. Ritchie. This is the perfect tune to kickstart your Tuesday, so grab your coffee, click the link below, and enjoy.
youtu.be/Gm_LG3D_h74Don't Let The Blues WinFrom the Jason Lane Band - Wildcard EP release March 2021.Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yjCj3xK8S25AYVSmZUCygApple/ITunes h... ... See MoreSee Less
We continue our #SinglesMusicWeek with this recent music video for “Golden Dream” from Vancouver, BC neo-folk artist Lydia Hol. I recall first hearing this tune about 3 weeks ago and drew instant comparisons to the dreamy, almost-psychedelic sounds of Julee Cruise.
“Golden Dream investigates the societal dreams we collectively hold ... celebrity, success, purpose,” Lydia shares. “To me, the dream of California holds so much of that - the glamour, the promise, the ‘ideal life’. This song pulls back the veil and speaks of the unspeakables behind those sunny idealistic images.”
youtu.be/M30AQVYF3ZsVideo Production: Goodweather StudioMade with the generous support of FACTORRecording Produced by Lydia Hol, Kelsey Mannas, John RahamEngineering/Mixing: Joh... ... See MoreSee Less
The Team GDW email inbox is close to exploding! We have so many amazing singles coming our way, that we have no choice but to devote this entire week to sharing the cream-of-the-crop with you. Look out for a triple onslaught of our monthly Snappy Singles feature, along with a pair of music videos from two artists new to us too.
We kick off this #SinglesMusicWeek with the latest release from Fredericton, NB artist Colin Fowlie. “Someone’s Favourite Song” is a great way to start your week, and features the instantly recognisable electric guitar riffs from producer Ariel Posen. Check it out, and stop by each day this week to get your fix of great new Canadian music.
youtu.be/MARUorjnqTYPersonnel:Colin Fowlie - Lead Vocal, Acoustic GuitarAriel Posen - Electric Guitar, Piano, VocalsJulian Bradford - BassCody Iwasiuk - Drums & PercussionKevin ... ... See MoreSee Less
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Toronto-based Roots-Americana band, The Wanted, recently shared their latest music video for "Stand Up." Produced by Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), "Stand Up" is a plea for justice. It was inspired by Tara Westover’s book 'Educated,' the true story of a girl growing up in a fundamentalist family in the U.S. Midwest during the 1980s.
“The song is loosely based on how she ultimately gets out of that repressive situation, but I cast the main character as a young woman who fights back against an abusive partner to gain freedom and safety for herself and her children," offers vocalist/guitarist Natalie Rogers. "I hope the song is a call to all women to fight back against abusers.” It’s tough subject matter to be sure, but that’s the essence of blues and folk music.
Check out this amazing video below - this is a band making waves right now.
youtu.be/IEb4b5IrLsEStand Up is a plea for justice. It was inspired by Tara Westover’s book Educated, the true story of a girl growing up in a fundamentalist family in the U.S. ... ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Great Dark Wonder!
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With our weekly Wednesday video spot, we are excited to feature Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer, one of our fave ‘Commonwealth Connections’ indie-folk artists. Liz has just released “Dangerous,” the second cut from her upcoming “First Time Really Feeling” album, scheduled for release on April 30th.
Recorded in Toronto, and produced by Chris Stringer (& Alex Gamble) at Union Sound Co., we strongly recommend you check out both this amazing single/video, and the album that is sure to be another outstanding collection of tunes from this incredibly versatile and well-travelled performer.
youtu.be/f9rhjxgZH9cLiz Stringer - DangerousSubscribe to Liz Stringer YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCbi0...Wife- Milijana CancarHusband - Jim Lawson Son - H... ... See MoreSee Less
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ICYMI: Saskatoon, SK emerging artist Velours released an amazing music video last Friday for her latest single, “Your Sweater.” Collaborating once again with Versa Films, we see a protagonist struggling with the aftermath of a relationship that has soured, capturing beautifully both the emotional and metaphysical pain that follows. From denial, to frustration, to anger, and to finding her inner strength to move on, velours taps into her professional acting background to portray the plight of this character. Viewer Discretion Advised - don’t leave this young lady alone in your kitchen when she is angry.
youtu.be/XEsv6SuhMlUvelours – “Your Sweater” – Official Music Video (4K)Are you feeling it, too?Connect with velours:Instagram: www.instagram.com/veloursartist/ Facebook... ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for this amazing write-up!!! And I promise I’ve cleaned up the kitchen 🤣
Love this! ❤️🙌
We are doubling down on the music videos today. Toronto singer-songwriter Jason Collett shares this animated clip for his brand new single, “Crab Walking Home In The Rain” - arranged and produced by beloved indie folk artist Andy Shauf, marking his first production for another artist.
Shauf’s signature touch – chiming guitars, sprinkled with piano, interjections from the clarinet section – lift Collett’s lyrical slights-of-hand in a seamless stroke of inverted melancholy. "I’ve been a fan of Jason Collett for a long time so when he asked me to work on a song of his, I was really excited,” shares Shauf. “I’ve never really felt that I had the right personality to be a producer - guiding the session and making people feel at ease - so when Jason explained that his idea was for me to produce the instrumental on my own for him to sing on, I was even more excited. Recording and arranging are definitely my favourite parts of the process, so to get to do just that to an already great song was awesome. I’ve always seen Jason as a bit of a crooner for some reason, so I tried to take the song a bit further in that direction."
youtu.be/-sLI54bIQIg"Crab Walking Home In The Rain" (Prod. by Andy Shauf): artsandcrafts.lnk.to/JasonCollettVideo by Ryan D Anderson: www.instagram.com/itsryanda... ... See MoreSee Less
love Jason's songs
Montreal, QC composer Simon Leoza recently shared a stunning music video for his latest single, "Bloom." Like its title, "Bloom" was created from the idea that everything (phenomenon or being) takes a long time to develop and reach its florescence. A key piece of the album, it evolved and was shaped in concert for several years before being crystallized in the studio.
Little by little, each instrument, each sound takes the time to appear, mingling gently with what is already in place. Like a flower in its environment, the juxtaposition of the instruments leads the piece to develop gradually until it reaches full blooming.
The piano is very intimate at the beginning and the more the strings make their appearance, the more the piano moves away, leaving room for a new breath. The strings also begin very intimately, one voice at a time; and finally end in an arrangement with 8 voices, intertwined with a rich instrumentation highlighting the French horn.
youtu.be/uQeSVpbep0QPerformance de la pièce Bloom, filmée à l'occasion du spectacle de Simon Leoza au Palais Montcalm de Québec le 4 février 2021. Son album Albatross paraîtra l... ... See MoreSee Less
This is beautiful!
Remember when? Remember when you went to live shows? Remember when you were so excited to see the headliner that you'd spend your hard-earned money on tickets in exchange for the live entertainment they provided? Seems like forever now, right? But how about the time you got to the show early and caught the opening act added to the bill?
I don't know about you, but I've seen some great unknown / little known opening artists over the years, and some have climbed to headliner status in their own right. I recall catching a show here in PA several years back where a rising star by the name of Margo Price opened ... and we all know how quickly her career blossomed.
As for a Canadian artist who I saw as an opener, and is now quickly becoming a household name - my pick would have to be Sean Sroka. Okay, so Sean is better known by his stage name - Ten Kills The Pack - but we caught him one time opening a show at The Dakota Tavern, and this unknown-to-me artist quickly earned my attention. And look at him now - music all over SXM radio, with a growing fan base, and music that gets better and better with each subsequent release. Not yet familiar with Sean - then go ahead and click the link below and enjoy his current single, "Body."
We'd love to know of any amazing opening acts you have seen, especially those that went on to bigger and better things - please drop your choices in the comments section to share with us. Cheers.
youtu.be/exlJ2VfjR6wListen to "Body": tenkillsthepack.ffm.to/bodyDirected and edited by Trent MillspaughConnect with Ten Kills The Pack: www.tenkillsthepack.com/... ... See MoreSee Less
so many options...i'm gonna go with Reuben and the Dark...stumbled into their 930am set at Mariposa, never heard of them before and i was maybe a little late to the party . their soundcheck blew me away even though they had literally just driven in from Ottawa. now they're selling out shows (back in the days of shows) and their music appears in Grays Anatomy (you know you've made it when.....)
this is so true! new discoveries are one of the best things about live shows/festivals. this is an excellent release...so chill. the whole EP is great!